• Brian Boorman (google)

    TRWTF is that Lucio was providing free consulting to this company because Fabio was abusing the friendship.

  • (nodebb)

    They'd already gotten him a uniform adorned with the company logo.

    A uniform ??? Sounds like a good reason to leave right there.(1) But then again maybe Fabio was having pangs of conscience about lying to get a job.

    (1) The last time I wore a uniform for a job (with the company logo, no less) was when I worked in a Burger King one summer when I was a student.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    A uniform ???

    My company did some work for Honda at their UK plant. Everybody there wore the same Honda overalls from the assembly line staff right up to the UK CEO.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Brian Boorman

    TRWTF is that Lucio was providing free consulting to this company because Fabio was abusing the friendship.

    Yeah, it was a WTF from the moment that Fabio asked Lucio to attend the interview. I'm not sure that it wouldn't be counted as fraud in my country. If you know you can't do the job, why apply for it?

  • Argle (unregistered)

    "Pope/Catholic", "sunrise/east", "politician/lies", "wordpress/hacked" and other great word pairings coming your way soon.

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  • Nathan (unregistered)

    "The person who'd written this didn't seem to know that arrays could contain more than 2 items" When I was in college the professor for one of the 200-level classes gave a quiz on the first day to get an idea of everyone's current knowledge/abilities. One of his favorite questions (that would show up year after year) was, "Arrays can only hold 3 items because we live in a three dimensional world. (T/F)" He said there were always a few students every year that would get that incorrect.

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  • (nodebb)

    "One could only hope the company never acquired customers who spoke something other than English or Italian. " Not sure why Italian, but all it'd take, regardless of the number of ifs, to support other languages would be to change the implementation of get_template_part(). (Or, if it's a builtin, overriding that function.)

  • (nodebb)

    I was surprised that the "temporary" install wasn't the WTF punchline here. Lucio seems to be doing an awful lot of work for free to prop up a friend who barely knows what he's doing.

    Mind you, that friend might do just fine for a while -- if the job is for a kitchen-sink-technical kind of person, then they'll probably be happy with anyone who can eventually get it right, because those kinds of jobs tends not to be well-paid. (The business doesn't deal in tech, and has far less of an idea how much tech people cost.)

  • (nodebb) in reply to Jenda

    Not sure why Italian

    Because the code that selects the templates is checking for English and Italian category names.

  • Chris (unregistered)
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  • (nodebb) in reply to Brian Boorman

    It's more fun to imagine there's a Tyler Durden-type relationship going on.

  • Prime Mover (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    I'd love to be given a uniform to wear. It would then be the responsibility of the company to maintain it and to replace it on the occasion that my body shape and that of the uniform diverge, at the company's expense. Extra bonus points if it's a muu-muu. Specially this weather. Although I'd settle for a karate suit or a boiler suit.

    Hey, why not a company onesie? With optional animal heads?

  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to Jeremy Pereira
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  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to Brian Boorman

    Why would that be a WTF? That's clearly exactly what he intended to do. Why were they employing Fabio? For the benefits they receive from doing so. Do they know or care that some of those benefits come from Fabio's friend? They're paying Fabio, and getting what they want from him.

    Clearly, Lucio is actually helping his friend hold down a job. It's not that uncommon in the IT world for people to start out as just this kind of dogsbody, learning on their employer's time. If that's what's going on, Lucio is being a good friend helping kick-start Fabio's career.

  • (nodebb) in reply to PotatoEngineer

    It depends on some things that were left vague. How many other things was Fabio handling just fine on his own? How much time/effort did it really take Lucio to do the couple things that he did? Maybe the answers were "plenty" and "very little", and it was understood that if Fabio ran into anything really hairy, then he would need to subcontract Lucio (or bail out of the position entirely).

  • a cow (not a robot) (unregistered) in reply to Jeremy Pereira

    If you know you can't do the job, why apply for it?

    From direct experience in searchin for a job in Italy: it's not uncommon at all that they require a nuclear engineer with proficiency in every existing software and programming languages, just to sum two-digits numbers in an Excel spreadsheet.

  • a cow (not a robot) (unregistered)

    (sorry for the lost 'g'...)

  • Jeremy (unregistered)

    It looks like this code was coming from somewhere else and only modified to fit the current use case. Apparently the website had no need for news or calendar. They could have been stripped out better probably.

    I think the language specific arrays are a bigger issue though. The functional labels should be in one language independent on display language to the user. Imagine what it would look like with support for 5 or more languages, which is not uncommon in europe

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